thread: 2005-04-27 : The Open House 4: Handshaking

On 2005-04-29, Doug Ruff wrote:

I'm Doug, some of you will recognise me from the Forge, where I post regularly. It's a pleasure to speak with all of you and get acquainted.

I'm 31 and live with my long-time partner Claire. No kids, but we're planning to take in a couple of kittens instead.

I'm a Cambridge University Graduate (major: philosophy of science), working as a civil servant - I'm much happier doing public service than working for a corporation, go figure. Outside of this, I'm studying for a second degree with the Open University (Computer Science) and spending the few spare hours I have chilling with Claire and my friends.

I starting gaming at school when I was nine, with Tunnels and Trolls, and stayed a gamer through secondary school. I quit for a long time because I wasn't enjoying gaming as much as I could. Nowadays, I have some very good friends who I game with very occasionally; I've lent them my copy of DiTV and I'm planning on running a town with them in the next few weeks.

I'm still a wannabe game designer - I'm not counting my current projects as they're not finished yet, (I'm sorry Tobias! I'm sorry Sydney!) but I'm learning, thanks to a lot of the people who haave already posted here.

I read Vincent's blog regularly, but I don't post hardly at all. I don't feel that I've got that much to add to the conversation yet, but I'm reading, and learning, and thinking, so maybe that'll change one day soon. In the meantime, you can PM me at the Forge, or mail me at doug DOT ruff AT gmail DOT com.


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